Pac-12 announced on Friday that because the Sun Devils did not have a sufficient number of scholarship recipients due to the coronavirus, Saturday’s game between Arizona and California had been cancelled.
The school announced that head coach Herm Edwards was among those who tested positive for COVID-19 in the Arizona State Program.
Arizona State Sports Director Ray Anderson said in a statement: “In the past few days, our test results include many positive cases, including multiple student athletes and coaching staff, one of which is the head coach. Hermes Edwards.” “According to the league’s game cancellation policy, this puts our team below the minimum threshold of 53 student-athletes with scholarships available for Pac-1
“After consulting with our medical consultants and Edwards coach, we immediately started a dialogue with the Pac-12 office and California track and field director Jim Knowlton to keep them informed.”
In a statement issued by the school, Edwards encouraged fans to take the virus seriously.
Edwards said: “As I have said many times, the health, safety and well-being of student athletes are absolutely crucial, and we will not bring them risks.” “In order to achieve this goal, our team has been working very hard. , And even participated in a game last weekend. We will continue to take care of the student athletes and follow all agreements very thoroughly when preparing for the next game. Our team and coaching staff are disappointed, but we do understand that we are What to deal with.”
The game was in danger all week, because Cal did not have the entire defense line due to contact tracking caused by a positive case early last week. It is not clear whether Karl, who canceled the opening season last week, is capable of participating.
Sources told ESPN that the teams in Cal’s plan on Thursday are becoming optimistic that teams can participate in the game and may play on Sunday.